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official: green card holders also banned from entering u.s.; airlines start turn


no refugees were in the air when the travel ban was signed friday, but about 350 people were in transit in nairobi, kenya, and were now stuck there, said melanie nezer, vice president of policy and advocacy for hias, a refugee resettlement aid agency. she said several hundred more people who were booked on u.s.-bound flights in the next week were now stranded around the globe."this in effect could be a permanent ban," she said. "many of these people may never be able to come." ociated press






trump order aimed at refugees from muslim countries sparks confusion, outrage


no refugees were in the air when the travel ban was signed friday, but about 350 people were in transit in nairobi, kenya, and were now stuck there, said melanie nezer, vice president of policy and advocacy for hias, a refugee resettlement aid agency. she said several hundred more people who were booked on u.s.-bound flights in the next week were now stranded around the globe."this in effect could be a permanent ban," she said. "many of these people may never be able to come." ociated press






trump order aimed at refugees from muslim countries sparks confusion, outrage


no refugees were in the air when the travel ban was signed friday, but about 350 people were in transit in nairobi, kenya, and were now stuck there, said melanie nezer, vice president of policy and advocacy for hias, a refugee resettlement aid agency. she said several hundred more people who were booked on u.s.-bound flights in the next week were now stranded around the globe."this in effect could be a permanent ban," she said. "many of these people may never be able to come." ociated press






people won’t vote once and now 3 million are voting twice?


msnbc’s joy reid went off on president donald trump for his claim this week that three million people, registered in two states, voted illegally in both.“look, this is a guy who loves conspiracy theories,” reid said, noting that it is odd to have an american president who peddles such theories. “he’s now listening to some crank talk about his theory — it just so happens, not only were there 3 million — exactly the number trump loses by — but all of them voted for hillary clinton.”reid said that according to phillips and trump, it isn’t a case where 3 million people could have voted illegally and they voted for a variety of candidates. rather, according to this theory, every single one of them voted for clinton over trump.“we have a country that is near the bottom in the western world for v






trump order aimed at refugees from muslim countries sparks confusion, outrage


last year the u.s. resettled 85,000 people displaced by war, political oppression, hunger and religious prejudice, including more than 12,000 syrians. before leaving office president barack obama announced that the u.s. would accept 110,000 refugees in the coming year, but trump's order cut that by more than half to 50,000.no refugees were in the air when the travel ban was signed friday, but about 350 people were in transit in nairobi, kenya, and were now stuck there, said melanie nezer, vice president of policy and advocacy for hias, a refugee resettlement aid agency. she said several hundred more people who were booked on u.s.-bound flights in the next week were now stranded around the globe."this in effect could be a permanent ban," she said. "many of these people may never be able to






immigration attorneys seeking to help airport travelers in los angeles blocked b


at least 10 to 15 immigration attorneys have gathered at the tom bradley international terminal at lax to help travelers, mostly from iran, who have been detained, one of the attorneys said. attorneys have not yet been able to determine the number of fliers detained, as u.s. customs and border protection officials are not allowing attorneys or families any communication with the detainees, said immigration attorney jordan cunnings. "we're literally walking around asking people, are you waiting for someone who has been detained?" said cunnings, describing a scene of worried family members who had arrived bearing flowers and welcome signs for their loved ones. some of the detained travelers included green card holders, tourists, people with children and people with medical problems, cunn






‘people are afraid – don’t act like it should be sunshine for donald trump’


during an all-women panel brought together to discuss the women’s march on washington for don lemon’s friday night show, hilary rosen wasn’t letting conservative kayleigh mcenany say the march was negative.mcenany attempted to claim that she and many anti-choice activists were treated badly when they attempted to walk through the march. she claimed that there were threats of violence and horrible things said about the president of the united states. rosen refused to let her play the victim, saying that the day was about feminists and pro-choice women everywhere coming together for something positive. “an entire day filled with love, no violence, not a single arrest, huge amount of good energy,” rosen said. “i can’t accept the characterization of close to a million women coming to washingto






shooting at tennessee armory leaves 10 wounded, three still hospitalized


a shooting left 10 people wounded in western tennessee at a party held at a national guard armory and three of the injured remained hospitalized on urday, a spokeswoman for the tennessee bureau of investigation said.no one has been arrested in connection with the friday night shooting in brownsville, between memphis and jackson, susan niland, the spokeswoman, said in an email.a fight erupted shortly before midnight on friday at the armory, which had been rented out for a party, and s s were fired, niland said.eight of the people wounded are adults and two are juveniles, niland said. most were treated and released, but three people were still receiving care on urday at hospitals in memphis and jackson, she added.of the three people still hospitalized, two had non-life threatening injuries,






hundreds at minneapolis airport protest immigration order


minneapolis — several hundred people are gathered outside minneapolis-st. paul international airport to protest president donald trump's executive order on immigration.the demonstration on sunday was one of many going on across the country as people are protesting trump's order, which includes a temporary travel ban for people from certain countries, and a temporary ban on refugees.protesters carried signs that said "muslims are welcome here" and "speak up! don't normalize hate!" demonstrators also chanted, "let them in. no hate, no fear," and "hey hey, ho ho! this muslim ban has got to go."metropolitan airports commission spokesman patrick hogan says the protests have been peaceful and have not disrupted travel or airport operations.






hundreds at minneapolis airport to protest immigration order


minneapolis — several hundred people have been gathered at minneapolis-st. paul international airport to protest president donald trump's executive order on immigration.the demonstration on sunday was one of many across the country as people protested trump's order, which includes a temporary travel ban for people from certain countries. protesters carried signs and chanted in support of muslims.metropolitan airports commission spokesman patrick hogan says the protesters had a permit to be outside, but moved into the terminal at about 2:15 p.m. he says some airlines shut down ticketing counters near the demonstration because of noise.he says the protesters' permit has expired and they are in an unpermitted area, so the airport is looking at ways to disperse them.hogan says one person was a






protests erupt at airports following trump travel ban


president donald trump's travel ban barring citizens of seven predominantly muslim nations entry into the u.s. has sparked protests around the country.a look at what is happening:___new yorka protest at john f. kennedy airport, where 12 refugees were detained urday, swelled to more than 2,000 people, including some celebrities. the agency that runs the airport tried to restore order by shutting down the train that runs to airport terminals. gov. andrew cuomo, a democrat, reversed that decision, saying people had a right to protest. "the people of new york will have their voices heard," he said in a statement.___newark, new jerseymore than 120 people clutching signs denouncing the trump immigration orders gathered at newark liberty international airport. northjersey.com reports that they jo






hundreds rally against russian cathedral handover plans


moscow — hundreds of people are rallying in st. petersburg to protest plans to give the city's landmark cathedral to the russian orthodox church.local police said under 2,000 people attended the demonstration in central st. petersburg on urday. "don't steal" one placard read.the announcement earlier this month that the neocl ical st isaac's cathedral will be put under orthodox church ownership has inflamed public p ions in russia. more than 200,000 people have signed an online petition calling on the city authorities to reconsider.the transfer of st isaac's has been seen as part of the growing power of the orthodox church and a trend of social conservatism in russia, where president vladimir putin has appealed to traditional values as opposed to western liberalism to help tighten his grip






flu outbreak shuts three hospital wards at addenbrooke's hospital


image caption influenza is a virus so cannot be treated with antibiotics and in most cases it will run its course, the hospital said three wards have been shut and 64 patients are ill following an outbreak of flu at a hospital.addenbrooke's hospital in bridge says flu is affecting patients as well as those in public areas and has urged people to stay away. "the hospital is full and we're struggling to cope. some patients have had to be diverted to other hospitals."we have high numbers of people with flu across the hospital," medical director dr jag ahluwalia said."for coughs, colds and flu-like illnesses, people are better off at home, resting and drinking plenty of fluids," dr ahluwalia added."we need people to stay away from the hospital and ask themselves - do you need to be here?" infl






flu outbreak shuts three hospital wards at addenbrooke's hospital


image caption influenza is a virus so cannot be treated with antibiotics and in most cases it will run its course, the hospital said three wards have been shut and 64 patients are ill following an outbreak of flu at a hospital.addenbrooke's hospital in bridge says flu is affecting patients as well as those in public areas and has urged people to stay away. "the hospital is full and we're struggling to cope. some patients have had to be diverted to other hospitals."we have high numbers of people with flu across the hospital," medical director dr jag ahluwalia said."for coughs, colds and flu-like illnesses, people are better off at home, resting and drinking plenty of fluids," dr ahluwalia added."we need people to stay away from the hospital and ask themselves - do you need to be here?" infl






'a dogs purpose' opens to peta protests


lisa lange said her dog's purpose is to sleep on rainy days and play with toys. it's not, she said, to be a prop in a film so "hollywood producers can make a buck." lange, senior vice president of people for the ethical treatment of animals, was among dozens of demonstrators who gathered outside the arclight theater in hollywood on friday asking people to boycott the film "a dog's purpose," which on its opening night was already at the center of an animal abuse controversy.






federal judge grants emergency stay allowing trump-stranded travelers who landed


a federal judge in brooklyn, new york issued an emergency stay on urday that temporarily blocks the u.s. government from sending people out of the country after they have landed at a u.s. airport with valid visas.the american civil liberties union estimates the stay will affect 100 to 200 people detained at u.s. airports or in transit, but government lawyers could not confirm that number.the ruling by judge ann donnelly of the u.s. district court for the eastern district of new york e during a hearing called after president donald trump issued an executive order blocking people from seven muslim-majority from entering the united states and putting a temporary halt to refugee admissions.(reporting by mica rosenburg, writing by frank mcgurty; editing by nick zieminski)






the garden herb guide - holy kaw!


why spend a fortune on fresh herbs when a few seeds, a little dirt, and the right light can provide everything you need in the comfort of your own home or garden?start planning now for the coming gardening season or set up a container alternative with the help of this guide from the greenhouse people.via the greenhouse people.grow it with infog hics. posted by kate rinsema






brexit bill: how people think their labour mps should vote


27 january 2017 last updated at 17:39 gmt people in wakefield and brixton give their opinions on whether their labour mps should back legislation paving the way for the uk's departure from the eu.brexit: labour tensions as article 50 bill published






the rise of 'fake' populism | usa


across the united states and europe, waves of people are rallying behind so-called populist leaders.but are these leaders "men and women of the people", or right-wing elitists masquerading under the guise of populism?in this week's reality check, we reveal how some of their backgrounds and positions put them closer to ‘fake’ populists than ordinary folk.follow upfront on twitter @ajupfront and facebook.source: al jazeera news






travelers stopped in transit to u.s. after trump order


some u.s.-bound p engers have been prevented from boarding flights and several people were detained on arrival in new york in the wake of president donald trump’s order to ban entry for people from certain muslim-majority countries.the american civil liberties union on urday said it filed a lawsuit in a u.s. district court against the ban on behalf of two iraqi men, hameed khalid darweesh and haider sameer abdulkhaleq alshawi, who were denied entry to the u.s. late friday and detained at new york’s john f. kennedy...






trump will end world silence on iran threat


israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has said that iran represents the “greatest danger” to jewish people and israel, expressing hope that president trump would end the world’s “deafening silence” on the matter. “the greatest danger that we face, of hatred for the jewish people and the jewish state [referring to israel] comes from iran,” netanyahu stated.…






at sfo, hundreds protest trump's muslim ban


in a swift and imp ioned response to president donald trump’s ban on refugees, outraged bay area residents descended on san francisco international airport on urday to protest the controversial executive order that left many refugees detained at airports nationwide.about 700 protesters rallied outside a section of the airport’s buzzing international terminal urday afternoon. though the demonstration started off inside the terminal, the crowd quickly grew too big to manage, and protesters moved outside onto the curb where travelers normally wait to be picked up. by the end, they had ran into traffic lanes, carrying dozens of posters and chanting phrases such as, “no justice, no peace.”“i don’t know why they are scared of my faith,” said marwa ahmed of santa clara. “my faith is beautiful.”fo






aware - mindfulness meditation


with scientifically proven mindfulness meditation techniques, aware guides you through a journey to discover a new method to life, one filled with awareness of the present moment. how it worksour foundation course provides guided meditation sessions every day that delves into the fundamentals of the techniques of mindfulness meditation. once you have traveled through the 1st week of the foundation course, you could subscribe to the world of aware that opens up to various themed courses on- stress, anxiety, depression, focus, relationship, performance and many others. you could pick up any course according to your mood and lifestyle and learn to apply mindfulness in daily aspects of your life. we also have short guided exercises called 'energizers', which you could choose to do anytime o






some u.s.-bound p engers prevented from boarding flights in wake of trump order


some u.s.-bound p engers have been prevented from boarding flights and two people were detained on arrival in new york in the wake of president donald trump’s order to ban entry for people from certain muslim-majority countries.the american civil liberties union on urday said it filed a lawsuit in a u.s. district court against the ban on behalf of two iraqi men, hameed khalid darweesh and haider sameer abdulkhaleq alshawi, who were denied entry to the u.s. late friday and detained at john f. kennedy international...






dnc chair candidate sally boynton brown defends racist comments to ‘shut other w


at george washington university, thednc held a forum for candidates hoping to become chairman of the democratic national committee on monday. sally boynton brown, the executive director of idaho’s democratic party, urged democrats to provide “training” to teach people to be “sensitive” and “how to shut their mouths if they are white.”the democrat how now defended her racist comments in a new interview. check out those remarks at the bottom.yes, that’s right: here’s her exact racist remark.“my job is to shut other white people down when they want to interrupt,” brown said.“black lives matter and it makes me sad that we’re even having that conver ion, and that tells me that white leaders in our party have failed,”“i need schooling, and i depend on you and the other people around our communit






some u.s.-bound p engers prevented from boarding flights in wake of trump order


some u.s.-bound p engers have been prevented from boarding flights and several people were detained on arrival in new york in the wake of president donald trump’s order to ban entry for people from certain muslim-majority countries. the american civil liberties union on urday said it filed a lawsuit in a u.s. district court against the ban on behalf of two iraqi men, hameed khalid darweesh and haider sameer abdulkhaleq alshawi, who were denied entry to the u.s. late friday and detained at new york’s john f. kennedy...






some u.s.-bound p engers prevented from boarding flights in wake of trump order


some u.s.-bound p engers have been prevented from boarding flights and several people were detained on arrival in new york in the wake of president donald trump’s order to ban entry for people from certain muslim-majority countries.the american civil liberties union on urday said it filed a lawsuit in a u.s. district court against the ban on behalf of two iraqi men, hameed khalid darweesh and haider sameer abdulkhaleq alshawi, who were denied entry to the u.s. late friday and detained at new york’s john f. kennedy...






are millennials religious? are pro-life women feminists?


emma green, writer at the atlantic, joins ben domenech in discussing the changing cultural landscape of religion and millennials. green also shares her reporting on the women’s march and the divides between feminists and pro-life women.“the way that millennials in particular have ordered their lives and the way they communicate with one another are outside of those institutions that used to be the center of their lives,” green said.domenech and green discuss utopian groups or communes who have emerged in response to trump’s election. “i don’t think it’s a huge phenomena, people choosing to withdraw and commit to that alternative lifestyle,” she said. “but i think it’s instructive for showing us, what are the frustrations that people have…with modern life.”subscribe here or listen below:






madagascar: truck crash kills 47, including newly-weds | madagascar news


at least 47 people, including 10 children and a newly-wed couple, have been killed in a traffic accident north of madagascar's capital, antananarivo, according to police.the incident took place early on urday when a truck carrying wedding guests deviated off the road and plunged into a river outside the town of anjozorobe.police spokesperson herilala andrianatisaona told afp news agency on sunday that at least 22 people were also injured in the accident. read more: traditional healers and modern medicine in madagascarthe police have blamed the driver for carrying too many p engers on a truck that is only meant to transport goods."according to our hypothesis, the truck driver, cognisant of the offence he was committing, which was transporting too many p engers in a vehicle meant for carryin






knife crime in uk cities 'turning people into monsters'


a investigation has revealed the extent of knife crime across the uk.figures show that a knife or blade was used in a crime every 16 minutes on average last year.the number of incidents involving machetes has risen by more than 60% over the last three years in england and wales - that is according to freedom of information request responses from just over half of police forces.knife crime across england and wales is up 11% in the last year and nearing levels of five years ago.the home office says knife crime remains below levels in 2010 but it recognises there is more to be done.the 's ed thomas visited liverpool to meet people who say they carry knives every day.correspondent: ed thomas; producer & director: noel titheradge; era: phillip edwards; drone era: john dyson; edited by ed ra






hundreds of travelers were caught in limbo over rushed visa ban


hundreds of travelers were blocked from entering the u.s. or prevented from boarding flights in the hours after president trump signed his order banning arrivals from seven predominantly muslim countries, according to the department of homeland security. in the order, trump temporarily suspended refugee admissions and banned travelers from iran, iraq, syria, libya, somalia, sudan and yemen. scores of people from those countries were aboard airplanes flying toward the u.s. when trump signed his executive order on friday afternoon, setting off waves of confusion among border officials and the traveling public. upon landing at u.s. airports, 109 people from the listed countries were detained by immigration officials and prevented from entering the u.s., officials said. the department had






at sfo, hundreds protest trump's ban as 3 travelers are detained


in a swift and imp ioned response to president trump’s ban on refugees, about 700 outraged bay area residents descended on san francisco international airport on urday to protest the controversial executive order that left many refugees detained at airports nationwide.although u.s. customs and border protection officials denied they were holding any travelers at sfo, palo alto lawyer susie hwang said she knew of three visitors from iran — a 30-year-old man and an elderly couple — who were still being detained urday evening after their flights.“their families were picking them up” (at sfo), hwang said. “they’re not allowed any contact and they’ve taken (the man’s) phone.”the man is here on a legitimate fiancé visa, according to hwang. the couple is here on tourist visas to visit their child






fake news: cnn crushed by fox in inauguration ratings, chris cuomo lies again ab


the idea that cnn got crushed by fox, the numbers were the same, not including the videos, which would have put us ahead. the facts, brian, not the perception that people don’t like him. that’s in his head. just the raw facts, is he right about any of them?brian stelter: i’m a big nerd about ratings. i started from the premise that he was right and tried to prove that he’s right, and it’s just not possible to prove this, and the fact that he’s still talking about this with abc’s david muir, still talking about this issue, and indulging this fantasy. at the end of the interview, he’s still talking about it. he explained why really clearly. he said, these people who voted for me, some of them are forgotten. they’re never going to be forgotten again. he views this as a big cultural symbol of






18 people held at o'hare after trump order, including park ridge man: lawyers


trump order aimed at refugees from muslim countries sparks confusion, outragetribune news servicesconfusion, worry and outrage grew urday as president donald trump's crackdown on refugees and citizens from seven majority-muslim country took effect. airlines blocked people traveling to the united states, legal challenges were underway and doubts abounded about whether the order would make...confusion, worry and outrage grew urday as president donald trump's crackdown on refugees and citizens from seven majority-muslim country took effect. airlines blocked people traveling to the united states, legal challenges were underway and doubts abounded about whether the order would make... (tribune news services)






‘muslims think it’s a muslim ban’


conservative cnn contributor ana navarro on sunday shamed republicans — like former gov. jan brewer (r-az) — for defending president donald trump’s ban on travelers from seven muslim countries. “this is one where as exhausted as they may be, republicans need to appeal to their sense of conscience, to their principles, to what is right and wrong, to american values and they need to speak up,” navarro told a cnn panel. “folks may want to tell us this is not a muslim ban. i’ll tell you who thinks it’s a muslim ban. muslims think it’s a muslim ban, those who want a muslim ban — like [son of gen. michael flynn] little boy flynn and david duke, the former kkk leader, are celebrating it as a muslim ban.”“that was a lot to take in,” brewer quipped in reply. “people in america want to be secure and






the number of people you can fit in the world's biggest buildings is staggering


gif real life lore asks a question that i’ve never actually considered before: what if everybody in the entire world lived in just one building? how big would the building have to be to be able to fit all 7.4 billion of us? surprisingly, not that big. that red cube up above would do the trick and it only takes up a few blocks of manhattan.advertisementsure, the giant cube would be 4,416 feet tall (a little over .8 miles on every side) but the burj khalifa measures up at 2,723 feet so it’s sort of in spitting distance. and, yeah, everyone would only have a coffin’s amount of space—but the point is we could probably (eventually, maybe, possibly) build such a structure.but that’s just a silly fun thought exercise. an even more silly and fun thought exercise is thinking about the number of peo






10 crucial mistakes people make when they try to get healthy


you know how bad smoking is for you. but, ask yourself this question: can you guarantee that you’re ready to quit once and for all? can you do that in this very instant? are you ready to never smoke another cigarette ever again?if you argue with yourself or you’re making a compromise on that question, you’re not ready. when people are not ready to quit smoking, they can be successful at quitting only for a certain period of time. then, they go back to the old habit. if you’re mentally prepared to quit, you’ll do it without failure.take some time to prepare. the first step to success is admitting you’re an addict. make a commitment to quit. analyze your habits and start changing them, step by step. if you’re smoking a pack a day, stretch it out to two days. after some time, try stretching i






essential politics: california politicians speak out against trump's actions on


california driver's licenses and birth certificates could have a third option for gender in addition to male or female under legislation unveiled thursday by democratic lawmakers. the bill by state sens. toni atkins (d-san diego) and scott wiener (d-san francisco) would establish a new nonbinary gender marker for official state documents. lawmakers framed the measure as an expansion of rights for transgender, inter and other people who do not identify as male or female. "it will keep california at the forefront of lgbtq civil rights," atkins said at a capitol news conference. the bill, sb 179, also would streamline the process for people to change their gender on such documents. it would remove the requirement that an individual obtain a sworn statement from a physician certifying med






protesters gather at o'hare airport after travelers held


protesters at o'harechris sweda / chicago tribunepeople protest president trump's executive order on refugees at o'hare international airport in chicago january 28, 2017.people protest president trump's executive order on refugees at o'hare international airport in chicago january 28, 2017. (chris sweda / chicago tribune)see more galleries






airbnb offers free housing to people stranded by immigration order


in the midst of chaos caused by president donald trump’s executive order, which stranded refugees, students and green card holders in american airports, airbnb is offering housing to those affected.the executive order was countered with legal action and protests, which allowed some of the people detained in airports to be released. but it’s still not clear how customs and border protection will enforce trump’s order, and travelers may still find themselves turned away from u.s.-bound flights or detained upon arrival.airbnb ceo brian chesky is one of many tech executives who spoke out yesterday against trump’s refugee ban. but chesky took his remarks one step further last night, offering housing to refugees and others impacted by the order. “airbnb is providing free housing to refugees and






the book of mormon


another testament of jesus christ. the book of mormon is the word of god, like the bible. both books contain god's guidance as revealed to prophets, as well as religious histories of different civilizations. while the bible is written by and about the people in the land of israel and surrounding areas and takes place from the creation of the world until shortly after the death of jesus christ, the book of mormon contains the history of god's dealings with the people who lived in the americas between approximately 600 bc and 400 ad. the book of mormon is another testament of jesus christ. includes translations for most major world languages. includes audio recordings in english, japanese, korean, portuguese, and spanish. includes search capability and simple navigation, including swiping






d.l. hughley slams donald trump amidst the muslim ban


d.l. hughley holds nothing back when speaking about his pure disdain towards donald trump, and amidst the deplorable, vile and unconstitutional muslim ban that went into effect urday, (jan. 29) which denied thousands of muslims from entering the u.s. despite having valid visas, the comedian made sure to remind people of the many contributions immigrants make to the country, while simultaneously bashing trump.read mary mary’s tina pbell pens an open letter explaining her support for trumpd.l. hughley has used his social media platforms to vehemently protest donald trump’s election, and now his time in office. in a video that went viral, hughley criticized kanye west, steve harvey and jim brown for accepting meeting with the g.o.p president and made it clear that he’ll never forget or forgiv






protesters gather at o'hare airport after travelers held


protesters at o'harechris sweda / chicago tribunepeople protest president trump's executive order on refugees at o'hare international airport in chicago on urday, january 28, 2017. people protest president trump's executive order on refugees at o'hare international airport in chicago on urday, january 28, 2017. (chris sweda / chicago tribune)see more galleries






protests erupt at airports following trump travel ban


president donald trump's travel ban barring citizens of seven predominantly muslim nations entry into the u.s. has sparked protests around the country.a look at what is happening:___new yorka protest at john f. kennedy airport, where 12 refugees were detained urday, swelled to more than 2,000 people, including some celebrities. the agency that runs the airport tried to restore order by shutting down the train that runs to airport terminals. gov. andrew cuomo, a democrat, reversed that decision, saying people had a right to protest. "the people of new york will have their voices heard," he said in a statement.___newark, new jerseymore than 120 people clutching signs denouncing the trump immigration orders gathered at newark liberty international airport. northjersey.com reports that they jo






at sfo, hundreds protest trump's ban as 3 travelers are detained


in a swift and imp ioned response to president trump’s ban on refugees, about 700 outraged bay area residents descended on san francisco international airport on urday to protest the controversial executive order that left many refugees detained at airports nationwide.although u.s. customs and border protection officials denied they were holding any travelers at sfo, palo alto lawyer susie hwang said she knew of three visitors from iran — a 30-year-old man and an elderly couple — who were still being detained urday evening after their flights.“their families were picking them up” (at sfo), hwang said. “they’re not allowed any contact and they’ve taken (the man’s) phone.”the man is here on a legitimate fiancé visa, according to hwang. the couple is here on tourist visas to visit their child






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over 2,000 people rally against russian cathedral handover


moscow — over 2,000 people rallied in st. petersburg on urday to protest plans by the city authorities to give a landmark cathedral to the russian orthodox church amid an increasingly p ionate debate over the relationship between the church and state."we won't give st. isaac's to the church. we want to save it as a museum," boris vishnevsky, a local official, told protesters in central st. petersburg."st. isaac's cathedral is part of our cultural heritage. there are so many valuable exhibits that require the work of museum specialists. the russian orthodox church does not have those specialists," said irina azbel, 43, a doctor, who was among those protesting.the rally was significantly larger than a similar demonstration attended by several hundred people earlier this month.a few dozen cou






trump suspends admission of refugees, increases vetting of muslims; vows priorit


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syrian it expert extends web lifeline to fellow migrants


berlin — migrants navigating a new language, unfamiliar cultural conventions and germany's multitude of rules and regulations are finding help online in their adoptive country courtesy of one of their own.the website arabalmanya.com — which translates to "arabs in germany" — was founded a year ago by syrian it expert talal mando. the site contains a range of information, including news about germany, feature stories explaining german culture and crucial job offers for newcomers."no one e to germany to sit around," mando, who was part of the flood of 890,000 migrants who e to germany in 2015, said of the site's success. "the people want to work and learn new things."the idea for the site e to mando shortly after the soft-spoken 28-year-old arrived in germany and started looking for guidance






super bowl comes as houston recovering from latest oil bust


houston — in may 2013, when houston was awarded the right to host this year's super bowl, the city's economy was booming as many of the oil and gas companies that call houston home and have earned it the nickname "the energy capital of the world" were riding high on a wave of oil selling at more than $100 a barrel.but that wave soon collapsed. oil plummeted — bottoming out at around $26 a barrel — energy firms declared bankruptcy and more than 80,000 local workers lost their oil-related jobs over the last two years. while this wasn't as bad as the infamous oil bust of the 1980s and the city's economy is now more diversified, it still hit houston hard. office space and newly built apartments stood empty, car sales fell and local tax revenues dropped.economists say the worst seems to be over